Tomedes has worked on all manner of translation and interpretation jobs over the years. One of our most recent was supporting an English client to purchase a holiday home in Portugal. He only spoke enough Portuguese to order in restaurants and exchange pleasantries with his soon-to-be-neighbours. As such, Tomedes stepped in to help with his property purchase paperwork.
Real estate translation is a complex task. It involves providing elements of both the translation of legal documents, as covered by Tomedes' legal translation services, and financial translation. Blending the field of law with detailed numerical content isn't always easy for translators. With the purchase process often spread over the course of several weeks, if not months, and involving a range of documents, from surveys to contracts, real estate translation is neither a quick nor an easy job.
This client appreciated that his real estate translation needs would be spread out over the course of the purchase process, so appointed Tomedes at the very start. That way, he knew that he had a professional Portuguese translator on hand to help him at every stage of the transaction.
Tomedes works with many languages, including a whole host of European tongues. For Portuguese, we have built up a network of translation professionals, whose knowledge and experience covers a wide range of sectors.
For clients looking for English to Portuguese translation services, we appoint Portuguese or Brazilian native speakers, depending on which version of Portuguese the client needs. While European and Brazilian Portuguese don’t differ hugely, there are enough differences to ensure that a local speaker is required (consider it the equivalent of UK versus US English).
For Portuguese to English translation services, we appoint native English speakers. Matching the translator to the target language in this way helps to ensure that all of our translations are accurate and of the highest quality.
Portuguese is a surprising language in many ways. Did you know, for example, that Latin America has more Portuguese speakers than Spanish speakers? That’s because Brazil’s 205 million residents speak Portuguese as their native language.
Portuguese is also spoken as an official language in nine further countries: Portugal itself, plus Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe. Altogether, the language has around 260 million speakers, including 215-220 million native speakers.
Whether the transaction is investment-based or, as was the case with this client, a personal purchase, buying a property overseas can be a stressful time. Property is one of the most expensive assets that most people own and purchasing it from a distance can be daunting.
The Tomedes team understands the pressure that buyers can feel at such a time. That’s why we ensure that each client has not only a superb translator at their disposal, but also a dedicated project manager. We also offer 24/7 support, so that customers in any time zone can speak to a member of our team whenever it suits them.
Part of providing an outstanding real estate translation service is ensuring that the translator has top notch financial skills. When it comes to financial translation, the stakes are high, as financial documentation needs to be 100% accurate in whichever language it is written. The translator must deliver a precise version of the information provided, in order that the client can read the financial document with confidence – there is absolutely no margin for error. As such, translators must display an exceptional eye for detail and be experts in their field.
For this particular client, our translator had a strong background of providing financial translation services, as well as real estate translations, so we knew that he was the ideal person for the work. By matching our translators’ skills with our clients’ needs in this way, we always seek to provide the highest possible quality translations.
One of the aspects of Tomedes’ translation service that real estate buyers find particularly appealing is our one-year guarantee. It’s our way of assuring our clients of the quality of our translations. Given the cost of buying a home, the more assurances that buyers can receive, the better!
In the case of this client, our one-year guarantee helped him to have peace of mind over the quality of the document translation services that Tomedes provided. He knew that he could rely on the translations to help him navigate the process of purchasing a property overseas.
We are proud to deliver consistently accurate and high quality translations across a huge range of sectors, as reflected by the fact that we offer a one-year guarantee for every translation that we deliver.
If you are purchasing a property overseas, why not call on the Tomedes team for help? We’re here 24/7 to assist you. We are also available to support companies that are doing business overseas and building up international staff teams and customer bases.
Tomedes provides interpretation and content writing services, as well as translation services, so whatever your language needs may be, we are confident that we can meet them. Contact us today to find out more!
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